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Marcos Rojo regrets attempt to force United transfer: ‘I was a hot head’

Aug 17, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

Josip Drmic, Marcos Rojo AP

Marcos Rojo had missed Sporting Lisbon practice with the goal of forcing his squad to transfer him to Manchester United, and the club revealed that he would face disciplinary measures for his hold-out tactics.

He apologized and rebuked himself to Sporting’s official television station.

“It was all a misunderstanding, I was a hothead. I’m sorry for what happened because I feel that I was unprofessional,” he said, by way of

“My career depends on Sporting. Now, I will try to correct the situation. At the time Sporting signed me, it was not a good time. I can only thank Sporting.”

Rojo shined at the 2014 World Cup performing for Argentina, making it to the finals before losing to world champion Germany. The 24-year-old has been constantly linked with United, and a deal is supposedly being talked about between the two teams. With the original £16 million bid, Sporting has also asked for a loan of Nani or Anderson in exchange for the former Spartak Moscow man.

  1. Ian's Rushtache - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Feeling guilty for trying to force a move to that mess. Watched the game on Saturday and could not apologize to his club fast enough.

  2. lordfletcher - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    seeing as this is all true, I can’t believe Woodward and the Glazer’s have not been able to complete the transfer yet. It’s getting to be ridiculous as a fan of this great club. You have to give LVG more players now, not next window.

    “Sporting has asked for a loan of Nani or Anderson in exchange for the former Spartak Moscow man.” – if this is true, I don’t know how you don’t try to sell Nani or at least accept the loan offer. Clearly dumping Nani is not the worst thing this club could do!

    Rojo – Di Maria are musts in my eyes!!! Get it done Woodward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. doclolly - Aug 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    they’re probably gonna get a deal done soon since Nani & Anderson don’t even practice with the 1st team anymore

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